Archive for December, 2009

Bubbles on New Years Eve – Episode #795

December 31, 2009

Gary tastes 3 different and interesting Champagnes on New Years Eve. Happy New Year Vayniacs!

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    Nice end to the year, happy, happy Gary…” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2003 Pierre Peters BrutFrench Blanc de Blancs play review at cork'd
2000 Lassalle Cuvee Angeline BrutFrench Brut Vintage play review at cork'd
1985 Clicquot Rose ReserveFrench Brut Rose play review at cork'd


Barbaresco Tasting – Episode #794

December 30, 2009

Gary shares one of his favorite wine regions, Barbaresco, a serious Italian wine to check out!

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Ronchi BarbarescoBarbaresco play review at cork'd
2004 Cigliuti Barbaresco Vigna ErteBarbaresco play review at cork'd
2004 Roagna Barbaresco Monte FicoBarbaresco play review at cork'd


Crozes-Hermitage Tasting – Episode #793

December 29, 2009

Gary tastes two wines from this Northern Rhone appellation, which brings great values from this underappreciated region.

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    line of the day – ‘ladies, you know what I’m talking about if…” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Maxime Chomel Crozes HermitageCrozes Hermitage Rouge play review at cork'd
2004 Paul Jaboulet Raymond Roure Crozes HermitageCrozes Hermitage Rouge play review at cork'd

Cheese mentioned in todays episode.


Christmas Wines Together – Episode #792

December 24, 2009

Gary Vaynerchuk continues the holiday tradition of tasting a secret pack on Christmas Eve.

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    line of the day – ‘merry xmas to all of you who celebrate xmas…” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 J. Hofstatter Gewurztraminer KolbenhofAlto Adige play review at cork'd
2005 Altitude 1050 MalbecArgentine Malbec play review at cork'd
2006 Chateau Sansonnet La ReserveSt Emilion play review at cork'd


Australian Wines That Are Under $20 And Scored Well – Episode #791

December 22, 2009

Gary Vaynerchuk tries 3 Aussy wines and talks about his thoughts on the Australian wine industry.

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    lines of the day – ‘I’m being a jerk for no reason, I don’t k…” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Innocent Bystander Pinot NoirAustralian Pinot Noir play review at cork'd
2006 Bleasdale Cabernet Sauvignon Mulberry TreeAustralian Cabernet Sauvignon play review at cork'd
2007 Penley Estate Shiraz HylandAustralian Shiraz/Syrah play review at cork'd

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The Vayniac Cabernet has Finally Arrived – Episode #790

December 21, 2009

Gary tastes the finished product of the Vayniac Cab and also shares a special Champagne befitting the occasion.

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    Mott comes out of his shell bigtime in this episode and his ‘…” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

1996 Legras St VincentFrench Brut Vintage play review at cork'd
2007 Vayniac Napa Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play review at cork'd

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On Location in Paris: Tasting with a Grand Crew ? Part II ? Episode #789

December 18, 2009

Gary Vaynerchuk finishes tasting some French wines in front of a live audience with Kenny from Grand Crew, Phil from In Vino Veritas, and Seb from Vinomaniacs.

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    line of the day – ‘if I allowed anyone to pay $50 for this win…” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Taupenot Merme Morey St Denis play review at cork'd
2008 Clos Romain Soir D Hiver play review at cork'd
2008 La Ciaude Minervois play review at cork'd

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On Location in Paris: Tasting with a Grand Crew – Part I – Episode #788

December 17, 2009

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes some interesting French wines with 3 bloggers (Kenny from Grand Crew, Phil from In Vino Veritas, and Seb from Vinomaniacs) and a crowd while in Paris!

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    line of the day – ‘this is one citrussy motherf……effort’

    …” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Clos Beru Chablis play review at cork'd
2007 Domaine Pfister Grand Cru Engelberg Riesling play review at cork'd
2005 Domaine du Closel Clos du Papillon Savennieres play review at cork'd

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Head to Head Tasting of 2005 Bordeaux – Blind – Episode #787

December 16, 2009

Gary Vaynerchuk tries 2 Bordeaux wines from the 2005 vintage in this final head to head blind tasting.

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    line of the day – ‘It goes from boring to murdering you’

    Fr…” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Chat Le Thil Comte Clary RougeGraves/Pessac-Leognan play review at cork'd
2005 Chateau Jean FauxBordeaux Superior play review at cork'd

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Head to Head Barolo Tasting- Blind – Episode #786

December 15, 2009

Gary Vaynerchuk blind tastes 2 Barolos side by side and talks about how this region will be a major player in the coming years with wine connoisseurs.

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    line of the day – ‘seemed a little conservative, then got a l…” by luca bercelli

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2004 Germano Barolo CerrettaBarolo play review at cork'd
2004 Camerano Barolo Cannubi San LorenzoBarolo play review at cork'd

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